U-M Reviews Campus Ban Policy

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Since 2001, the University of Michigan (U-M) has banned approximately 2,000 people from its campus, prompting officials to review the university’s trespass policy. Those who are issued a trespass warning also received a lifetime ban from campus, which can only be overturned by the campus police chief.

Critics of the policy say that it is much too vague, allowing Department of Public Safety officers to dole out warnings simply because they suspect that someone failed to comply with university rules, the Detroit Free Press reports.

In comparison, Michigan State University has only banned 57 people from campus since 2008, and Oakland University has banned a total of 400 over the past several decades. Campus safety officials at U-M, however, say the policy is necessary to ensure security on university grounds.

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